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  1. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Hey Guys, I recently moved and am FINALLY able to set up my 55gal! It's been cycling for a week now and I've got a couple questions regarding my situation. I've got Seachem Flourite substrate down and have plants coming. DHG carpet, Amazon Sword, Red flame, and a bonsai drift wood with java...
  2. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    Current tank parameters: pH between 7 and 7.4 Temperature is around 28-29 Ammonia tester has gone bad and gave unreliable readings ( always eight ppm even though there are living things in the tank ), but I use some neutralizers just in case. I do not currently have a reader for TDS, gH, or...
  3. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Hello, I have had my system set up now for about 4 months and over the past 3 months I have had a problem with water color. Currently there is this brownish/yellow tinge to the water. I have a 20 gallon extra tall, about 15 fish, ~30 watts LED, Malaysian driftwood, Manzanita wood...
  4. Plants
    I've been wanting to try Blyxa japonica out in my 10 gallon which i now think qualifies as a medium-low lighting, but I have a pH of 7.5 and gh in the 70s+ so lowing pH is not going to happen. I am curious if anyone has successfully kept this plant in pH at or above 7.5 pH and/or with very high gh?
  5. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    First day: Nov 17: Hello folks, I started an ADA60p at the end of October and I've been trying to do a fishless cycle. I have 1 bag of Amazon Aquasoil as the substrate and Ohko stone and DHG. I've an Ehiem 2213, an inline heater and DIY CO2 which is at ~1 bubble per sec. I live in San Fran...
  6. General Planted Tank Discussion
    A combination of messy mistakes has made the water in my 10g completely cloudy. Problem is I can't seem to clear it. Here's what I've done: - daily 50-80% water changes - multiple deep gravel vacuums - temporarily put in a more powerful filter than is typically in that tank - dredged the...
  7. General Planted Tank Discussion
    My 75 gal tank is still pretty new. My tap water has a ph of 7.6 and is pretty soft. The ph is artificially raised from its source water of 6.8. I want to get more like that. Have begun filtering with fluval peat pellets, no carbon. This is supposed to soften and acidify the water. My question...
  8. Tank Journals
    I just started a tank about 2 weeks ago. A 70gal custom built by me anyway I dirted the back half with organic soil and caped with play sand ( white ), the front/foreground has flora max as a sub that's it. I have one peace lily,DHG (dwarf hair grass), along with some glossostigma. When setting...
  9. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    Hi everyone. This post was made back in January. The issue has been resolved. The problem was that my gH was suddenly too low, and once I added some remineralizer the deaths stopped. I am happy to report I have not had any issues with my shrimp since then. Thanks...
  10. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    What can you peoples tell me about viper shrimp? This is what I've found in my poking around: They can get up to 6" long and live for a long time. They are filter feeders, but will scavenge off the bottom. Despite the name, even tiny fish are in no danger around them. They are only capable of...
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